SUNY Ulster will host an opening reception on Friday, November 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. as artists Wayne Montecalvo and Laura Moriarty kick off their “The Invisible Wall” exhibit, slated to run November 4 through December 9. It will be held in the college’s Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery on the Stone Ridge Campus.
Wayne Montecalvo and Laura Moriarty, a married couple, share a backyard studio in Rosendale. To maintain individual autonomy, they split their work-space equally down the middle, with one side being Wayne’s territory and the other being Laura’s. The Invisible Wall is the dividing line between their two art worlds, which they will mimic in the Muroff-Kotler exhibition.
Laura makes process-driven sculptural paintings whose forms, colors, textures and patterns are inspired by processes that shape and reshape the earth: heating and cooling, erosion, subduction, friction, enfolding, weathering, slippage.
Wayne makes one-of-a-kind, manipulated, distorted photographic silkscreen prints on a variety of surfaces. Building his images using collage techniques, Wayne incorporates distressed but planned elements that emphasize the unpredictable.
The Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery serves as a center for creative artistic activity at SUNY Ulster and for the outside community. It also functions as an environment for teaching, performing, and exhibiting.
For more information on the exhibit, contact the gallery at 845-687-5113.